Ask The Nurse

To personally discuss a medical issue or to make an appointment, call 216-444-4HER (216-444-4437). You can also make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic. For your security, please do not use this form to email personal, confidential health information. We cannot diagnose or treat by email. Our email policies are explained further in this disclaimer. You may also wish to review our privacy statement. Disclaimer | Privacy

I have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and would like to know if it’s safe to take cod liver oil. Some articles that I have read say it’s bad for lung disorders.

Thank you for your question. I would recommend getting enough vitamin D in a supplement form as you can get too much vitamin A in cod liver oil.

Moms would give kids cod liver oil for the vitamin D not the A. It’s generally a good idea to eat fish twice a week, so enjoy some cod!

April 2, 2013 at 1:51pm

Share this article


Go back to the question archive